Last Updated: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:54
Manchester United are being linked with a move for Southampton starlet Luke Shaw if they fail to lure Leighton Baines from Everton.
Red Devils boss David Moyes has identified England international left-back, Baines, as the man he would like to come into Old Trafford to challenge Patrice Evra for a first-team jersey in this coming season.
However his former club's new manager Roberto Martinez has told United that any more bids for Baines and his Toffees' team-mate Marouane Fellaini in this transfer window would be "a waste of time" because he is not willing to sell.
Therefore Moyes has drawn up a list of alternative options and it appears the Saints' 18-year-old England Under-21 international, Shaw, would be the next target if the Scot gives up on Baines.
Shaw, who signed a new five-year contract at St Mary's last month and featured in his side's 1-0 win at West Brom on Saturday in their Premier League opener, looks set to be a regular in boss Mauricio Pochettino's plans this season.
And, despite the Saints splashing around £35million on new signings this summer, they do not need to sell and will almost certainly fight to keep £10million-rated Shaw at the club.
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